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Cost of Moving Heavy Equipment Locally

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by Aaron93, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Aaron93

    Aaron93 Member

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    Hi All,

    I was wondering what the cost to move equipment locally is? Like within a 10 to 15 mile distance. Our excavators and other equipment is between 28,000 and 60,000 lbs.. Thanks for all of the responses!
     
  2. Jonas302

    Jonas302 Senior Member

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    Around $300 your prices are going to vary quite a bit by location though
     
  3. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Of course prices will vary around the country but I pay $300-400 to move a 55K hoe, 953 loader or D5 10-20 miles.
    In my area it's cheaper for me to hire our moves out then own a lowboy.
     
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  4. ianjoub

    ianjoub Senior Member

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    15 years ago I was paying $250/hr for a lowboy round trip from the driver's house.
     
  5. jonno634

    jonno634 Well-Known Member

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    It will also depend if width or height permits or pilot cars are required. I have a 30,000 lbs combine, that’s over 16 feet wide. So, it requires pilots and overwidth permit. I’d say here it’d be $250-350/hr with an hour minimum, and permits/pilots extra. But, I own a lowboy and move my own equipment.
     
  6. suladas

    suladas Senior Member

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    Wow $300-400? That's not worth doing yourself. I payed to move my 210 once, it was just under $800 would have been more but the driver shorted the time a bit to make it cheaper. I believe it was $180/hr and they charge from the moment they leave their shop until they return which took them about 5 hours.

    A big thing might also be depending on location if they load it, or you have someone do it. A big factor for me is needing to be there anyway, as a lot of the work is cleaning up the road after due to being in residential areas, and you don't want to be paying nearly $200/hr for someone to push a broom.
     
  7. 02Dmax

    02Dmax Senior Member

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    I pay a local guy $300 to move my D7H if it's 20 miles or less.
     
  8. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

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    300 is not bad for a twenty mile move, Rate for a law enforcement tow on a class eight truck in Washington state is $396.00 an hour, which usually works out to two hours minimum.
     
  9. DMiller

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    Shop here(Trucking and excavating) has a set figure $300 local moves(Under 30 miles) so long as not permit required, $3.50 a loaded mile above that distance.
     
  10. LeakyBoot

    LeakyBoot Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor should read this and see what a bargain he gets. I move his 953C to and from his logging sites for $125. Just a neighbor thing I guess. Usually 10 miles or less.
     
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  11. suladas

    suladas Senior Member

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    Wow that is cheap. I wouldn't even move something with my light trailer for that.

    One thing I like about moving my own hoe is the short jobs. Last saturday did one, only took 2 hours with the hoe for $1,000, about 3.5 hours from leaving yard to back at yard. Don't get a lot of them, but couldn't do them if I had someone else move it.
     
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